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A blog for parents of children in Owl Class - starting reception 2020-21.

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  • Outdoor Fun!

    Published 16/07/21, by Sarah Mellor

    We've had an amazing outdoor week in reception.  The children were magnificent on our camp day on Wednesday, and thoroughly enjoyed their camp, picnic lunch and mini beast hunt.  We've had another superb outdoor day today for 'Welly Being Day' with lots of outdoor activities and an ice-cream paid for by our wonderful PTA.

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  • Sports Day for owls

    Published 08/07/21, by Karen Ogilvy

    What a hoot we had on our first sports day.


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  • Reception Camp Day

    Published 05/07/21, by Helen Ingle

    We are planning a camp out day on 14th July. We will be spending the day doing outside activities and having a picnic lunch. We have asked the children what sandwich filling they would like and have ordered their packed lunch.

    Your child can come into school wearing their own outdoor clothes suitable for the weather. 

    Bring on the sunshine!

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  • Fly Away Butterflies!

    Published 03/07/21, by Sarah Mellor

    The children have thoroughly enjoyed seeing up close our tiny caterpillars grow into big fat caterpillars, spin a cocoon around themselves and hatch out as butterflies!   On Friday it was time to release them.  We took them down to the wild area and sang our 'there's a tiny caterpillar on a leaf' song to them and gave them a helping hand to there next adventure.

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  • Team workers

    Published 29/06/21, by Helen Ingle


    We were wonderful  Welly Wednesday team workers!

    We collected lots of different items and worked together in teams to make our patterns!  

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  • Sports Week

    Published 18/06/21, by Sarah Mellor

    The children have thoroughly enjoyed sports week and have participated in the activities superbly!

    Below are some photos to give you a flavour of their week.

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  • Summer 2 Curriculum Map

    Published 07/06/21, by Helen Ingle

    Please find below the curriculum map for the Summer term

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  • Orange-tastic Day!

    Published 28/05/21, by Sarah Mellor

    The children embraced our orange day with their usual enthusiasm.  Thank you for your kind donations to the charity and for accessorising your child with orange today - the children loved showing them off!

     We stuck with the orange theme today by spreading orange marmalade on our bread before cutting it into shapes during our maths session and finishing the day with tasty carrot sticks.

    We hope you have a wonderful half-term enjoying the sunshine.

    The Reception team xxx

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  • Owl Class Technology Show!

    Published 23/05/21, by Sarah Mellor

    Hello there Owl class families!

    We just wanted to share with you how fantastic your children were during our technology show.  After spending time designing and making their box model invention, the children were recorded whilst talking about their invention (hopefully you will have seen your child's video on See Saw).   Even though most children designed and made rockets (inspired by this week's story 'Whatever Next by Jill Murphy), they couldn't have been more different!  Their creative imaginations and knowledge allowed them to come up with wonderfully individual special powers and destinations for their rockets!

    On Friday we watched each other's videos (we still have some to watch on Monday).  The children were thrilled to see themselves on the classroom's big screen and were so complimentary of each others really would be so proud of them!

    Thank you for all the boxes you sent in as well as the amazing creative children!

    The Reception Team

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  • Pyjamarama Day!

    Published 15/05/21, by Sarah Mellor

    We started the week by reading 'No-Bot, the Robot with No Bottom' by Sue Hendra.  The children were inspired to make their own 'Bernard the robot' for the classroom.   They also explored what robots can do and watched a video of robots in a popcorn factory.  As you can imagine, there was a lot of talk about how much they love popcorn!

    We finished off this exciting week with Pyjamarama Day.  Everyone was so excited to stand up and show the class their PJ's.  Being a Book Trust day, we decided to collect together some books we have read over the year and each child got to vote for their favourite.   We counted the votes and read the books that had the most votes.  We finished the day with hot chocolate and popcorn — yummy! 

    Great fun was had by all, and thank you for all of your very kind donations to the Book Trust charity.

    Next week we are planning to design and model our own inventions.  Any junk modelling boxes, tubes, tubs, bottle tops etc would be very much appreciated.

    As always, thank you for your support.

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  • Reception Curriculum Map

    Published 09/05/21, by Helen Ingle
    Hello Lovely owls As always, we like to keep you informed of what we are doing at school. Please find attached a copy of our curriculum map for this half-term. We hope you find it useful. Many thanks Mrs Ingle and Mrs Mellor.
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  • We made butter!

    Published 08/05/21, by Sarah Mellor

    After reading, sequencing and retelling the traditional tale 'Jack and the Beanstalk' this week, the children were interested to talk about the types of food Jack and his mum could get from their cow.  The conversation ended in us talking about butter, so we finished the week by making some ourselves!

    We split a pot of cream between two jam jars and took turns in shaking them.  The cream first thickened and then after a lot of shaking, it separated into the butter and buttermilk.  We ended the day with crackers and butter - well deserved after a week of hard work!

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